Buick PARK AVENUE 1993 Owner Manual

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Police records show than half of all motor vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol a driver. a passenger or someone else. such as a pedest had been drinking. In most cases. these deaths are the result of someone who was drinking and driving. Over 25.000 motor vehicle-related deaths occur each year because of alcohol, and thousands of people are injured.

Just honr much alcohol is too much if a person plans

to drive? Ideally, no one should drink alcohol and then drive. But ifone does. then what's “too mtich'“.1 It can he a lot less than many might think. Although it depends on each person and situation. here is some general information on the problem.

The Blood Alcohol Content (BAG) of someone who is drinking depends upon four things:

0 Honr much alcohol is in the drink. 0 The drinker‘s hotly weight.

0 The amount of food that is consumed before and during drinking.

0 The length of time it has taken the drinker to consume the alcohol.

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According to the American Medical Association. a [Em-pound {82 kg} person who drinks three lzvounoe {355 ml] bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a BAC of about 0.06 percent. The person would reach the

same BAC by drinking three 4—ounce {IEO rnl] glasses of wine or three mixed drinks if each had I- 1.92 ounces

(45 ml]I of a liquor like whiskey. gin or vodka.

It's the amount of alcohol that counts. For example. if the same person drank three double martinis {3 ounoes or 90 ml ofliquor each] within an hour, the person's

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